St. Hierotheos of Athens (+1st c.)
Commemorated on October 3 (Russian Typikon) or October 4 (Greek Typikon)
The Hieromartyr Hierotheus, the first Bishop of Athens, was a member of the Athenian Areopagos and was converted to Christ by the Apostle Paul together with Saint Dionysius the Areopagite.
The saint was consecrated by the Apostle Paul to the rank of bishop. According to Tradition, Bishop Hierotheus was present with Saint Dionysius at the funeral of the Most Holy Theotokos.
Saint Hierotheus died a martyr’s death in the first century.
Alternate spelling: Ierotheos, Ierotheus, Hierotheus